Special Issue Call for Papers - Time Series Methods
• 大类 : 医学 - 3区
• 小类 : 精神病学 - 3区
This special issue of JPR will highlight novel measurement approaches in daily life and innovative time series methodologies in the field of psychosomatic research.
Psychosomatic research has traditionally focused on experimental and cohort studies to investigate body-mind interactions, and case-control studies to study the importance of such interactions for disease processes. These studies have provided important insights into psychosomatic medicine.
However, their results have also highlighted the limitations of such methodologies. These include the questionable ecological validity of the results of experimental studies for daily life. Classical epidemiological studies in which large groups are studied cannot sufficiently take into account the heterogeneity and explain individual differences. And case-control studies are hampered by the arbitrary and overlapping diagnostic criteria that are used to define patients with various types of persistent somatic symptoms that cannot be sufficiently explained by a known medical condition.
New methodologies have been developed in response to these limitations. These include ecological momentary assessments that can assess factors in the daily life of individuals and patients. Time series analysis provides approaches to build insightful person-specific statistical models. Network models allow to study the relations between symptoms without relying on arbitrary diagnoses. Such and other new methods are increasingly used in psychosomatic research.
The focus of this special issue will be on innovative time series methods that have the potential to advance the field. We welcome tutorial papers on new methods that allow to unravel new and more fine-grained perspectives on body-mind interactions. We also encourage submissions that illustrate applications of innovative methods in the field of psychosomatic research.